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Getting a 'Sense' of Monitoring Health at Home

March 25, 2015 | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Metrigraphics, LLC, Honeywell Sensing And Control | Comments

Monitoring patients is no longer a practice confined to the hospital. Health monitoring technologies designed for the home are proliferating as a result of the rising costs of healthcare and patient transportation issues, among others. Due to this...

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6 Mantras for Medical Device Manufacturers

March 27, 2015 11:32 am | by Bart Reitter, Director, QAD Life Sciences | Comments

If the physician’s maxim is Primum non nocere – first, do no harm – then a similar phrase can be applied to medical device manufacturers: produce safe, high-quality products with a reasonable return on investment. Lengthier and less succinct...

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Safe Power for Medical Devices Used at Home

March 20, 2015 11:25 am | by Diane Cupples, Vice President of Marketing, Schurter Inc. | Schurter, Inc. | Comments

An aging population and the rising cost of healthcare around the world are a matter of concern to the general public these days. This is especially true in the U.S.A., where keeping costs under control becomes more and more challenging. In order...

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3 Tips for a Successful Outsourced Device Launch

March 18, 2015 11:21 am | by Tom Nadal, Director of Business Development, CleanCut Technologies | CleanCut Technologies | Comments

Whether you’re a seasoned medical device professional or a recent grad stepping into your first full-time position in marketing, engineering, operations, quality, or regulatory at a medtech OEM, chances are you’ll be a contributing member...

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Coating Success Depends on More Than Material Selection

March 16, 2015 11:10 am | by Tim Kissling, Owner & President, Precision Coating Technology & Manufacturing Inc. | Precision Coating Technology & Manufacturing, Inc. | Comments

Many medical device designers have worked with coatings suppliers to identify the right material for an application, but have later encountered unforeseen issues that result in higher costs, production delays, and sometimes, even product...

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Photo Etching: Stimulating Innovation in Medical Product Design

March 13, 2015 11:26 am | by Albert Tsang, Technical Manager, Precision Micro | Precision Micro, Ltd. | Comments

Across industry, there is a concerted and accelerating trend towards miniaturization, and nowhere more so than in the medical device sector, where demand for minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment devices is growing exponentially...

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Improved Development Processes and Compliance with Cloud-Based PLM

March 12, 2015 11:44 am | by Alaine Portnoy, Director of Marketing, Omnify Software | Comments

LoneStar Heart, Inc., based in Laguna Hills, Calif., is developing cardiac restorative therapies for patients with heart failure that harness the heart’s ability to repair itself. Based on its integrated cardiomechanical and biomolecular...

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Hearing Aids Tune into a Wireless World

March 11, 2015 11:25 am | by Aidan Moore, Applications Engineer, ON Semiconductor | Comments

These are exciting times for hearing aid technology. If you haven’t looked at what’s available in hearing aids recently, you may be surprised to find a level of sophistication that was missing in previous generations. In fact, an increasing...

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Automating SOP Management Helps Medical Device Manufacturers Avoid Risk

March 10, 2015 11:23 am | by Mika Javanainen, Senior Director, Product Management, M-Files Corporation | Comments

Medical device manufacturers must comply with increasingly strict compliance requirements in order to sell products in the United States. The Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Quality System regulations (21 CFR Parts 211 and 820)...

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Medical Device Designers' Guide to FDA’s Substantial Equivalence

March 9, 2015 11:15 am | by Quynh Hoang, Lynette Zentgraft, Senior Regulatory Experts; Elaine Tseng, Partner, King & Spalding | Comments

A Premarket Notification or “510(k)” submission is the most common pathway by which medical devices receive authorization to enter the U.S. market, with over 3,500 510(k)s submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yearly. FDA...

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5 Key Benefits of Using Rapid Prototyping for Product Design & Development

March 6, 2015 10:38 am | by Nikunj Patel, Design Engineer, Hi-Tech CADD Services | Comments

One of the prominent challenges that product designers face, is not having the ability to make clients or in-house management staff to realize how the product will look and feel actually. Despite the possible advancements in 3D CAD technologies...

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A Look Ahead: 3D Printing for Final Device Manufacture

March 5, 2015 8:30 am | by Clive Nicholls, Product Design & Development Manager, Owen Mumford | Comments

The applications of 3D printing in the medical industry will continue to grow throughout 2015 and beyond. Recent research by SmarTrech shows that by 2020 the number of 3D printers being shipped annually for medical use will have almost...

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Making Big Data Little

March 4, 2015 8:30 am | by Carolyn Rose, Director of Strategy and Research, Insight Product Development | Insight Product Development | Comments

As anticipation grows for the seemingly limitless opportunities that big data represents for healthcare, a clear path to leveraging the massive information repository that exists today continues to elude the masses. Enamored with the possibilities...

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Staying Competitive with Closed-Loop Cooling

March 3, 2015 11:07 am | by Al Fosco, Global Marketing Manager, Frigel North America | Frigel North America | Comments

Faced with an ever-changing product development market, medical device product manufacturers are seeking new ways to optimize their processes and cut costs where possible to remain competitive. Enter closed-loop cooling. Widely adopted in Europe...

Low-Profile Orthosis for Tremor Attenuation: Optimizing Damping System Design

February 27, 2015 11:14 am | by Manilka Abeysuriya, Richard Wheatley, Pera Technology Ltd.; Juanma Belda, Instituto de Biomechanica de Valencia; Antonio Reddavid, Cultraro Automazione Engineering S.r.l.; Pedro Fernandez, ; Leopoldo Fernandez, Especiliades Medico Ortopedicas | Comments

More than 4.25 million people in the EU and approximately 10 million people in the US are affected by essential tremor (ET). ET is a progressive neurological disorder of which the most recognizable feature is tremor of the arms. ET is also...

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Do You Have the Right to Be Disconnected?

February 26, 2015 9:24 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

We are all connected people, according to panelists brought together for Engineering Live: The Connected Person on Feb. 25, but the way we balance connectivity and privacy is still being determined by our technology and our society. Engineering...

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